Additional event will help residents prepare their families and pets in case of disaster
Sacramento, CA (February 1, 2006) – United Animal Nations (UAN) will offer several events in March to help residents protect animals during disasters.
First, on March 4 and March 5, UAN is offering training workshops for individuals who would like to join the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), which shelters and rescues animals displaced by fire, flood, criminal seizures and other crises. More than 400 EARS volunteers from across the United States and Canada helped 2,100 animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and some of them will share their experiences during the workshop.
Saturday, March 4 or Sunday, March 5
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street [map]
Cost: $50 per person in advance. Register in advance as workshop is expected to sell out quickly.
Then, on Monday, March 6, UAN will sponsor a free Community Animal Disaster Preparedness Forum to help area residents make disaster and evacuation plans that include their pets.
Monday, March 6
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Community Learning Center
1914 Alhambra Blvd. [map]
Attendees will meet EARS volunteers who worked on the front lines of UAN’s Hurricane Katrina response, learn about Sacramento’s existing disaster plan relative to animals, and receive valuable tools for creating their own animal disaster plans. Panelists include representatives from UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service, the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services and the Sacramento SPCA.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals.